Dumb phones, smart choice?

Dumb phones, smart choice?

Dubai - A woman traded in her internet-enabled phone for a basic one and wrote a book.



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Nivriti Butalia

Published: Thu 30 Aug 2018, 10:46 PM

Last updated: Fri 31 Aug 2018, 12:47 AM

A telling trend has recently emerged that ties in with just how enslaved we are by our phone screens.
A minority of people are leaving their smart devices and moving towards dumb phones. Smartphones aren't going anywhere (let's get real), but global sales of smartphones rose by just two per cent last year, while feature phones (or dumb phones) sales went up by five per cent - a first in years. This is worth noting. It is just the sort of trend that could catch on. There are enough inspiring first-person tales that might make you add to that statistic. Like the woman who traded in her internet-enabled phone for a basic one and wrote a book.
Anastasia Dedyukhina ditched her smartphone three years ago when she realised how dependent she was on her device. Along with her smartphone, she said bye to her over a decade-long career in senior digital marketing, and became a business mentor who runs Consciously Digital, a London-based training and coaching company that helps clients be more productive online.


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